Working with letters as ‘documents of life’ is becoming an increasingly popular approach in the social sciences, but how to work with these archival documents is still relatively unclear. This dataset exemplar is intended to throw light on a feminist narrative analysis of letters found in the archives. The data used in this exemplar are provided by Professor Maria Tamboukou from the University of East London, and are taken from research she conducted in the New York Public Library with letters of women trade unionists in the New York garment industry in the first half of the twentieth century. The dataset exemplar comprises three autobiographical letters exchanged between Fannia Mary Cohn and her friends and comrades in the trade union. The exemplar will help you ...
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Fannia M. Cohn papers. Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.
Professor Maria Tamboukou, University of East London
British Academy, small grant: SG112079
Women trade unionists in the garment industry, US
The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.